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Title
Letter to William Ellery [Philadelphia]
Names
Ellery, William (Recipient)
Wolcott, Oliver (Creator)
Collection

Thomas Addis Emmet collection, 1483-1876, bulk (1700-1800)

Series VII. The Signers to the Declaration of Independence

The Signers to the Declaration of Independence: Connecticut.

Dates / Origin
Place: Litchfield, Conn.
Date Created: 1777-05-13
Library locations
Manuscripts and Archives Division
Shelf locator: MssCol 927
Genres
Documents
Notes
Funding: Digitization was made possible by a lead gift from The Polonsky Foundation.
Physical Description
A. L. S. 2 pp. Fo
Description
He arrived at his country house the day before; losses in the Danbury affair were 30 killed and 50 wounded, the enemy losing more; Connecticut regiments are not yet filled up; Gov. [William Franklin] is closely confined in the town jail; asks him to get from William Duer the names of the two members of the Connecticut legislature suspected of having received protection from Franklin, and to get also the evidence, and the name of the informer; the latter, he suspects, is a certain malicious and lying general officer; he means to clear up the matter, not because he himself is suspected, but because a certain one is suspected whom he will bring to punishment if guilty, or, if not, he will bring to light one who has for a long time been the dark and infamous betrayer of the honor of his family by exciting suspicion against a Gentleman who now is and on many important Occasions has been in the service of these states.
Type of Resource
Text
Languages
English
Identifiers
NYPL catalog ID (B-number): b11868616
MSS Unit ID: 927
Archives EAD ID: 275926
Calendar number: EM. 2435
Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): eadb2f80-c52f-012f-a340-58d385a7bc34
Rights Statement
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Item timeline of events

  • 1777: Place
  • 2015: Digitized
  • 2022: Found by you!
  • 2023

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Wikipedia Citation

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Letter to William Ellery [Philadelphia]